If you think going to the dentist is expensive, remember that the cost of not looking after your teeth could be much higher. This is meant in a literal sense – it can be very expensive to have root canal treatments, white fillings and crowns because your teeth aren’t healthy. It can also cost you your good health as well, as your oral health is an important part of being healthy in a more holistic sense. Gum disease can even be associated with other kinds of illness, like heart attacks and strokes.

Dentists are highly trained professionals, so if you ever question the cost of attending a dentist’s appointment, remember how much work they have put in to become the professionals that they are. Visiting the dentist is an investment in your health and you will be treated by a number of professionals, including dental surgeons, hygienists and dental nurses, to name but a few.